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Medical Malpractice Suit a Conspiracy, Says Doctor

Dr. Heran Abcarian, a leading surgeon at the University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center was sued for wrongful death, but did not find out about it until after the case had been settled against him. Now he has filed a lawsuit himself, alleging that staff physicians “arranged for a meritless lawsuit” and proceeded to settle it without notifying him. He claims that their actions came in retaliation for his criticisms of decisions and policies at the Medical Center. He also claims that he received a letter from an attorney representing the victim, that he forwarded it for evaluation and then staff physicians failed to put forth evidence showing his innocence against the medical malpractice claim and instead paid out a million dollar settlement and then told the victim’s lawyer to file a subsequent lawsuit without summoning Abcarian. The judgment was reported to professional organizations, which Abcarian claims injured his reputation. Read more here.